University of Southern California

David Erkens
Assistant Professor of Accounting

USC Marshall School of Business
Los Angeles, CA 90089-0808

PhD, Arizona State University; MS, Maastricht University


David Erkens' research focuses on the determinants and effects of expertise as it relates to management control systems, particularly controls related to compensation arrangements and corporate governance. His research has been published (or accepted for publication) in the Journal of Accounting Research and The Accounting Review and has been covered by the press, such as Agenda, CFO Magazine and The Economist. Professor Erkens received the best paper award from the AAA Management Accounting Section Mid-Year Meeting in 2007. Prior to his doctorate, he worked as an auditor for PricewaterhouseCoopers.


Affiliated bankers on board and conservative accounting 2013
EVA implementations and subjectivity 2013
Corporate Governance Reform is not the Panacea for Preventing Future Financial Crises 2011
Do Firms Use Stock-Based Pay to Keep Research and Development Investments Secret? 2011